Arizona State University
Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but rather by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural, and overall health of the communities it serves.

At Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, we believe that engineering is more than a discipline — it’s a mindset, a way of looking at the world. Students are part of a community of problem solvers who are passionate about designing and making innovative and entrepreneurial solutions. The Fulton Schools emphasize discovery, design, innovation, entrepreneurship, and societal impact.

Our values include:

  • Cultivate excellence.

  • Deliver innovation that matters.

  • Encourage bold thinking.

  • Foster a community of learning and collaboration.

  • Build a foundation for all to be successful.

We are dedicated to the “Fulton Difference” with degree programs that combine a strong core foundation with hands-on experience, personalized advising, our innovative E2 program to welcome freshmen, top faculty, and a reputation for graduating students who are aggressively recruited by top companies or become superior candidates for graduate studies in medicine, law, engineering and science.

Why We're In KEEN
A KEEN partner since 2015, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) at Arizona State University (ASU) is committed to infusing the entrepreneurial mindset (EM) throughout its curricular and co-curricular offerings. The EM@FSE initiative uses ABET-aligned strategies to promote common student outcomes across six engineering schools, housing 17 ABET-accredited programs and enrolling over 32,000 students across three campuses and online. Undergraduate engineering students learn to apply an engineering skillset with an entrepreneurial mindset by practicing human-centered design, accepting calculated risk, and applying basic business acumen.

Beyond curriculum, ASU focuses on faculty. We believe investments in faculty connections with EM will have the largest impact on the expansion of EM. We embed EM into the new faculty development program and assist current faculty as they refine their teaching practice with EM principles.

Current Work
Mentorship 360 supports national research and development and growth and advancement projects that reflect diverse topics on faculty mentorship. Interwoven through each project is an EM-based mentorship approach that aligns with the Mentorship 360 themes: Instigating, connecting, and contributing. In addition, Fulton Faculty Fellows within each engineering school serve as coordinating points to a mentorship community that creates value by supporting faculty impact and success.

ASU is a leader in infusing entrepreneurial mindset into national and global initiatives, including the Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP), Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS), and ASU Universal Learner Courses.

Previous Work
An online resource with 25 detailed case studies of ASU’s first two years as a partner can be found on the EM@ASU website. Being a KEEN partner has enabled us to build upon the success of other KEEN schools and network with large numbers of faculty.

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At ASU, one of our eight design aspirations is to value entrepreneurship. So, mindset absolutely matters. Within our engineering education programs, it gives our graduates an advantage. We value being a part of the network because it reinforces the entrepreneurial mindset as a key component of the Fulton Difference. As part of this mantra, we challenge our students to become passionate problem-solvers who design innovative and entrepreneurial solutions, both inside the classroom and within the global marketplace. KEEN members understand the importance of this approach and so do we.
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